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e-highway

(Electric-HIGHWAY) An electrically-augmented road. In 2012, Siemens began trials in Germany that work like trolley cars. Hybrid diesel-electric trucks are fitted with rods that are raised when entering the roads with overhead electric lines at speeds up to 60 mph. To reduce smog in California, pilot projects of the Siemens system are expected at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in the future. See autonomous vehicle.


Trials in Germany
In 2012, Siemens began trials of its e-highway system in Germany. The advantage of the trolley approach is that the overhead wires can be added to existing highways. (Image courtesy of Siemens AG, www.siemens.com)
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The eHighway is twice as efficient as internal combustion engines.
The eHighway concept developed by Siemens combines tried and tested rail technology with the flexibility of road transport," says Jan Nylander, project leader for the County Council of Gavleborg.
This project is testing how different truck configurations interact with the eHighway infrastructure set up in the vicinity of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.